Victor Tan Chen

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Victor Tan [pronounced like the color “tan”] Chen is a sociology professor at Virginia Commonwealth University who studies economic inequality. Chen’s latest book is Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy, which talks about long-term unemployment. His work has been featured in the New York Times and NPR. He is also the editor of In The Fray magazine. ...more

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My New Book, Organizational Imaginaries, Is Now Out

When people think of starting a new business or organization, they often choose from a very narrow set of options: a corporation with investors, a nonprofit with a board of directors, and so on. But there is a much wider range of possibilities to choose from, as CUNY sociologist Katherine K. Chen and I explore in our new book Organizational Imaginaries: Tempering Capitalism and Tending to Communit

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